WPR News
8:46 am
Tue August 5, 2008

Many Schools Fail to Meet Federal Standards

Laramie, Wyo. – Eighty-seven Wyoming schools have failed to meet the standards set by the federal No Child Left Behind Act. The Department of Education released yearly progress reports today.

Five of the 87 schools that failed to meet yearly standards missed the mark for the fifth consecutive year. Under No Child Left Behind, schools are required to continually improve from year to year so that all students perform at or above grade level by 2014.

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WY Elections
6:57 am
Tue August 5, 2008

Democrats Support Aspects Of Nuclear

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WY Elections
6:50 am
Tue August 5, 2008

Republicans Debate Immigration

Riverton, Wy – Last night Republicans competing for Wyoming's seat in the House of Representatives laid out their positions on the lack of temporary workers in Wyoming. During a debate in Riverton broadcast on Wyoming Public Radio and Public T-V, candidate Cynthia Lummis gave her stance on immigration.
"We need to crack down on illegal immigration at the same time that we increase temporary visas, and the H-2A and H-2B and student visas are temporary visas."
Candidate Mark Gordon of Buffalo said he also favors more temporary workers.

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WY Elections
6:45 am
Tue August 5, 2008

House Republicans Are Pro Energy Development

WPR News
8:15 am
Mon August 4, 2008

Oil prices prompt production to go up

Laramie, Wyo. – Oil production in Wyoming is poised to increase after years of stagnation.

The University of Wyoming's Glen Murrell says the price of oil has pushed more companies to use advanced technology to extract the last remaining drops from mature oil fields.

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WPR News
8:11 am
Mon August 4, 2008

EPA seeks more details on Pinedale plan

Laramie, Wyo. – The Environmental Protection Agency wants more details and firmer timelines from the Bureau of Land Management on its development plans near Pinedale.

The E-P-A sent a letter on Friday to the B-L-M regarding the future of drilling 44-hundred new wells on the Pinedale Anticline.

The E-P-A's Larry Svoboda says the B-L-M's plan still lacks details on how the agency will improve visibility, reduce ozone emissions and keep benzene from reaching groundwater.

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WPR News
7:39 am
Mon August 4, 2008

Spraying targets salt cedar at Seminoe Reservoir

Rawlins, Wyo. – Spraying begins this week to try to
eradicate up to 1,000 acres of salt cedar around Seminoe Reservoir.

The Medicine Bow Conservation District plans use a helicopter to spray between 600 and 1,000 acres of salt cedar.

Shawna Klatt works for the district. She says the Coordinated Resource Management group is pushing the project. She says the
group has already cleared salt cedar from about 30 miles of the Medicine Bow River. She says there are an estimated 5,000 acres of salt cedar around the reservoir.

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WPR News
7:37 am
Mon August 4, 2008

Bear roughs up Yellowstone firefighter

Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. – A grizzly bear fleeing a forest fire in Yellowstone has roughed up a firefighter, but the man wasn't seriously hurt.

Fire information officer Sandra Hare says firefighter Tony Allabastro was treated and released at a clinic on the park on Sunday.

Hare says Allabastro is a member of the Lewis and Clark Hotshots from Great Falls, Mont. The crew is among those battling the 4,700-acre LeHardy Fire burning near Fishing Bridge in Yellowstone.

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3:20 am
Mon August 4, 2008

Workers' Compensation: Too Much Money in the Pot, or Too Little Paid Out?

Wyoming – After years of financial crisis, the worker's comp fund has almost a billion dollars in it. Many employers think that's because they've paid too much. Many employees think they've received too little. The legislature is looking at the issue this session. Addie Goss reports.

3:18 am
Mon August 4, 2008

Workers' Compensation and Mental Injury on the Job

Wyoming – State Senator John Hastert is a Democrat from Green River. He's sponsoring a bill that would extend the money a person can get from workers' compensation for mental injuries. An Elsa Partan interview.

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